Astronaut Steve Bowen speaks at WPI #NASASocial #SRRbot event participants on June 7, 2013

Astronaut Steve Bowen speaks to WPI #NASASocial #SRRbot event participants on June 7, 2013

A NASA Social event is an informal meeting of people who engage with NASA social media accounts. Social events provide NASA followers with the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at NASA facilities and events and speak with scientists, engineers, astronauts and managers. NASA Socials range from¬†two hours to two days in length and include a “meet and greet” session to allow participants to mingle with fellow socialites and the people behind NASA’s¬†social media accounts. NASA Social participants are randomly selected from those who register their interest for the event on the Web. Additional¬†registrants are placed on a waiting list.

How do I register?

Registration and application opportunities for the NASA Social program will be announced on this page, @NASA and@NASASocial.

Do I need to have a social media account to register for a NASA Social?
Yes. NASA Socials are designed for social media users who follow¬†@NASA¬†on a variety of social media platforms. You can find all the ways to connect with NASA at the ‘Connect and Collaborate with NASA‘ page. The goal of NASA Socials is to allow people who regularly interact with each other via these platforms to meet in person and discuss one of their favorite subjects: NASA. If you are not familiar with any program or a regular user of social media and want to visit a NASA center, check out the following websites for more information:

Ames Exploration Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.
Glenn Research Center Visitor Center, Cleveland
Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Space Center Houston at Johnson Space Center
Kennedy Space Center in Florida
Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton Roads, Va.
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
Infinity at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi
Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va.

What are NASA Social registration and application requirements?
Registration or application for a NASA Social indicates your intent to travel to the site of the event and attend in person. You are responsible for your own expenses for travel, accommodation, food and other amenities. NASA centers are government facilities. If approved, you will need to provide two forms of government-issued identification; one must be a photo ID. When registering, please ensure that you use your full name as it appears on your identification. For a full listing of acceptable forms of identification, please visit: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/474227main_acceptable_IDs.pdf

For more information @ source ‚Ėļ¬†http://www.nasa.gov/connect/social/index.html

Be sure to connect with NASA ‚Ėļ¬†http://www.nasa.gov/connect/

Video of Astronaut Steven Bowen speaking to #NASASocial #SRRbot event participants on June 7, 2013 at WPI in Worcester, Ma.

 

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VT ‚Ėļ Severe Weather Alerts
VT ‚Ėļ Evacuation & Road Closures
VT ‚Ėļ Department of Emergency Management
VT ‚Ėļ Monitor River Levels

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Travel 

US  Flight Delay  Information 

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Twitter Tags ‚Ėļ

#Frankenstorm

 #Sandy

* Everyone lives in a flood zone 

Vermont

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION:

VT  >  Danger zone  >   http://bit.ly/q2FLXq

VT  >  Evacuation and Road Closures   >  http://bit.ly/qEhH4G

VT  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://bit.ly/ptn6Ds

VT  >  Local Red Cross Chapter  >  http://bit.ly/qeue9K

VT  >  Find a Shelter  >  http://bit.ly/pvDdtF

VT  >  Red Cross Safe & Well Registry  >  http://bit.ly/9ZwlyY

VT  >  Pet Friendly Shelters  >  http://bit.ly/oo1NGB

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WARNINGS & WATCHES:

VT  > Flash  Flood watches in effect  >  http://bit.ly/puBqbP 

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FLOODING RESOURCES:

VT  >  Monitor River Levels   >  http://1.usa.gov/nUOAjN

VT  >   Flood Toolkits  >  http://1.usa.gov/pethwU

VT  >  Floodsmart Video Library  >  http://1.usa.gov/qqy7ue

VT  >  Flood Facts  >  http://1.usa.gov/nmfHsk

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SAFETY INFORMATION:

VT  >  Generator Safety  >  http://rdcrss.org/n6fdz5

VT  >  How to shut off your utilities  >  http://1.usa.gov/q9IRig

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 POWER OUTAGE INFORMATION:

VT  >  Utility Company Outage map  >  http://bit.ly/rmfAxr

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OTHER:

VT  >  Volunteer Information  >  http://bit.ly/qeue9K   OR  Call 211

Projected Path - Photo: Wunderground.com

 Hurricane Irene

 

STORM SURGE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 90 % OF ALL  HURRICANE  FATALITIES

Calculate YOUR Risk:

 

Storm Surge Calculation Tool

 

Having an emergency kit saves lives!

How to PREPARE for Irene:

Make your own emergency kit

 

State Resources and Information:

Connecticut - CT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EMERGENCY INFORMATION:
 
CT  > Danger zone  >   http://bit.ly/qcwd6u
 
CT  >  Evacuation maps/routes  >   http://1.usa.gov/nGOUvb
 
CT  >  Department of Emergency Management  >    http://1.usa.gov/r1kgtu
 
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WARNINGS & WATCHES:
 
CT  >  River Flood warnings in effect  >  http://bit.ly/qcwd6u
  
 

Delaware - DE

 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
EMERGENCY INFORMATION: 
 
DE  >  Danger zone  >   http://bit.ly/qJJy45
 
DE  >  Evacuation maps/routes  >   http://1.usa.gov/qRFYyR
 
DE  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://bit.ly/ndXyxg
 
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Massachusetts - MA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EMERGENCY INFORMATION: 
 
MA  >  Danger zone  >   http://bit.ly/olgTMw
 
MA  >  Evacuation maps/routes  >  http://1.usa.gov/poaPMv
 
MA  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://1.usa.gov/ntoQlY
 
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WARNINGS & WATCHES:
 
MA  >  Flood warnings in effect  >    http://bit.ly/olgTMw
 

Maryland - MD

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION: 

MD  > Danger zone  >   http://bit.ly/nAbXhE

MD  > Evacuation maps/routes  >    http://1.usa.gov/pSktT8

MD  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://bit.ly/r4h103

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New Hampshire - NH

 

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION:

NH  >  Danger zone  >   http://bit.ly/oDmcxZ

NH  >  Evacuation maps/routes  >  http://1.usa.gov/or08JJ

NH  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://1.usa.gov/n4qqIu

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WARNINGS & WATCHES:

NH  >  River Flood warnings in effect  >   http://bit.ly/oDmcxZ

New Jersey - NJ

 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EMERGENCY INFORMATION:
 
NJ  >  Danger zone  >  http://bit.ly/r7TKkG
 
NJ  >  Evacuation maps/routes  >  http://bit.ly/qSYX94
 
NJ  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://bit.ly/q6wO9y
 
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WARNINGS & WATCHES:
 
NJ  >  Flood warning & advisories are in effect  >    http://bit.ly/r7TKkG
 
 

New York - NY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EMERGENCY INFORMATION: 
 
NY  >  Danger zone >   http://bit.ly/qEb4lo
 
NY  >  Evacuation zone finder   >   http://bit.ly/r3uAlB
 
NY  >  Evacuation maps/routes  >   http://on.nyc.gov/r97IB7
 
NY  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://bit.ly/nCHpA4
 
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WARNINGS & WATCHES:
 
NY  >  Flash Flood watch in effect   >    http://bit.ly/qEb4lo
 
NY  >  River & Flood warnings in effect  >    http://bit.ly/qEb4lo
 
OTHER:
 
LI   >    Hurricane Shelter map   >   http://bit.ly/qYGTOi
 
 
 

North Carolina - NC

 

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION: 

NC  >  Danger zone  >   http://bit.ly/qFFvHA

NC  >  Evacuation maps/routes  > http://bit.ly/qEyTsi

NC  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://bit.ly/qDM6fQ

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TRAVEL:

NC  >  Real time >  Road conditions and maps >  http://bit.ly/ps3yEs

NC  > Department of Transporation updates  >  http://bit.ly/r2K4NA

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WARNINGS & WATCHES:

NC  >  Flash and River Flood warnings in effect  >   http://bit.ly/qFFvHA

 

Pennyslvania - PA

 

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION:

PA  >  Danger zone  >   http://bit.ly/o3KUwd

PA  >  Evacuations maps/routes  >  http://bit.ly/nLwwZv

PA  >  Department of Emergency Management  >   http://bit.ly/o3KUwd

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WARNINGS & WATCHES:

PA  >  River Flood warning in effect  >   http://bit.ly/o3KUwd

 

Rhode Island - RI

 

 

 

 

 

  EMERGENCY INFORMATION: 

RI  >  Danger zone  >   http://bit.ly/qRIath

RI  >  Evacuation maps/routes  >   http://1.usa.gov/noGRpP

RI  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://1.usa.gov/quqzqU

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Virginia – VA

  

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION: 

 VA  >  Danger zone  >  http://bit.ly/n9gVR3

VA  > Evacuation maps/routes  >   http://1.usa.gov/omsspa

VA  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://bit.ly/nHATYI

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WARNINGS & WATCHES:

VA  >  River Flood warning in effect  >  http://bit.ly/n9gVR3

Vermont - VT

 

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION:

 VT  >  Danger zone  >   http://bit.ly/q2FLXq

VT  >  Evacuation and Road Closures   >  http://bit.ly/qEhH4G

 VT  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://bit.ly/ptn6Ds

VT  >  Local Red Cross Chapter  >  http://bit.ly/qeue9K

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FLOODING RESOURCES:

VT  >  Monitor River Levels   >  http://1.usa.gov/nUOAjN

VT  >   Flood Toolkits  >  http://1.usa.gov/pethwU

VT  >  Floodsmart Video Library  >  http://1.usa.gov/qqy7ue

VT  >  Flood Facts  >  http://1.usa.gov/nmfHsk

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POWER OUTAGE INFORMATION:

VT  >  Utility Company Outage map  >  http://bit.ly/rmfAxr

——————————————-

OTHER:

VT  >  Volunteer Information  >  http://bit.ly/qeue9K   OR  Call 211

——————————————–

WARNINGS & WATCHES:

VT  >  River Flood warning & advisory in effect  >  http://bit.ly/q2FLXq

 

Washington D.C.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EMERGENCY INFORMATION: 
  
Washington D.C.  >  Danger zone  >    http://bit.ly/oIJSQY
 
Washington D.C.  >  Evacuation maps/routes  >  http://1.usa.gov/pSktT8
 
Washington D.C.  >  Department of Emergency Management  >  http://bit.ly/qj7cVB
 
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OTHER:

Washington D.C.  >  Patients from Walter Reed are being transferred to Bethesda, MD

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

Red Cross:

Find Shelter   >   http://www.redcross.org/nss

Pet Friendly Evacuation Shelters  >  http://bit.ly/oo1NGB

Register @ Safe & Well   >   http://bit.ly/9ZwlyY

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PLANNING:

Disaster Planning for Families  >  http://1.usa.gov/p0PiIw

Planning for Special Needs  Families  >  http://bit.ly/mRGmj4

Disaster Planning for Pets  >  http://bit.ly/rkinQZ

Make a Safety Kit  >  http://1.usa.gov/p5qtEl

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SAFETY INFORMATION:

Red Cross Generator Safety  >  http://rdcrss.org/n6fdz5

How to Shut off your Utilities  >  http://1.usa.gov/q9IRig

Food Safety Information  >  http://1.usa.gov/odimfR

NOAA Tides and Currents  >  http://1.usa.gov/qH9TJm

Fema  >  Mobile updates & warnings on Irene > http://1.usa.gov/of11Fk

Smartphone information  > m.fema.gov

Water Safety Information > http://t.co/XNhPttn

CDC Floods / Flood water after a disaster or emergency > http://1.usa.gov/1acjCH

US  >  Flight delay  information > http://1.usa.gov/mR9PyO

Water Safety Information > http://t.co/XNhPttn

CDC Floods / Flood water after a disaster or emergency > http://1.usa.gov/1acjCH

 

 Shelters Red Cross locator > http://www.redcross.org/nss

Evacuees Register at Red Cross Safe and Well > http://t.co/VXTmplY

Minot Red Cross:  701-852-2828

Facebook Information > http://on.fb.me/ilxoXW

Ward County Emergency Management Facebook   >  http://on.fb.me/mpedta

City of Minot Flood Facebook  >  http://on.fb.me/lVH3lz

NDSU Extension Office Facebook  >  http://on.fb.me/jL0pua

 
North Dakota Child Care Resource & Referral >  http://www.ndchildcare.org/
Call >¬† 1-800-450-7801¬†OR ¬†(701) 838-7800¬† –¬† Kristi Asendorf, Program Supervisor

Family Voices assists children with disabilities  and health care needs > http://www.fvnd.org                                              Call >  1- 888-522-9654

Air Force Base Emergency Family Assistance > http://www.minot.af.mil/  OR Call > 701- 723-4500
(emerg. shelter, info., referrals & support, donations)

NDSU Extention Center Animal Shelter: 701-833-6522

Souris Valley Humane Society:   http://svaspets.com/  OR Call  701-852-6133 (8 am to 8 pm)

Lost and Found Pets (SVAS)  >  http://bit.ly/j7WOPv

Hotline to report Home Damage > 1-877-212-0316

Disaster Assistance > http://t.co/EXtRgxN

Assistance Registration: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585

Smartphone information  > m.fema.gov

Flood Volunteers > 701-858-9366

 

Road closure map link:  http://t.co/KNNVL0J

Road closure map specifially for Ward Co.  >   http://t.co/gVzRYNb

Alternate routes:  Minot and Souris River Basin area  >  http://1.usa.gov/kLHZnU

Road Conditions (from ND)  >  Call  511

Flood Hotline:  701-858-9366

Check river levels in the area:  http://t.co/UjPuriI

First District Health Unit:  701-852-1376

Tetanus information hotline >  1-866-207-2880 M-F 8-5

Extensions on business tax returns due to flooding:  www.nd.gov/tax 

or call the Tax Department at:  877-328-7088 OR  701-328-7088.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits claims:  http://www. jobsnd.com
By phone: 701-328-1152, Mon-Fri 8-5

 Special thank you to Kyle Johnson:  @Kyle_Fox_News for helping me collect these resources.

Please remember:

80% of FLOOD deaths occur in vehicles when drivers make a fatal mistake of trying to navigate through flood waters. 

STAY SAFE!

GMOA Cruise Ship

Cruise ships are known as luxurious floating cities, and rightly so. Royal Caribbean one of the top shipping
lines has ordaned their¬† ships¬†with amenities such as upscale spa’s, ice skating rinks, and water parks.

Although the $40 billion cruise ship industry has been growing, they have also had a multitude of
controversies, concerning passenger health and safety.

“There are significant risks as these ships get bigger and bigger” said
Kendall Carver, president of International Cruise Victims. “The new
ones owned by Royal Caribbean hold over 6,000 passengers and 2,000 crew
members, over 8,000 people.” A fire or terrorist attack on a ship like
that would be disastrous.

Mr. Kendall Carver founded ICV in 2004 after his daughter Merrian, disappeared while
on an Alaskan cruise.

During one of the most recent episodes, an early morning fire in the generator compartment
of the R.C. Splendor knocked out several of the ship’s operating systems. Over 4,500 passengers
and crew were left without air conditioning, hot food and phone service.

Although there are countless horror stories told by Splendor’s passengers, they pale in comparison
to what would have happened had the fire been worse.

What if a terrorist organization chose to target a ship like that?

Think about it, when terrorists planned for the attack on 9/11 they specifically were looking to kill
as many people as they could in a confined space. Sounding familiar yet? So, It has been decided
that this will be our next topic on, Get Me Out Alive!

Click here to see video and top ten list

As always, I welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.

Please feel free to stop by and just say hello too!
C.M.Forbes